This graphic novel takes a humanistic look at cosplayers, the Storm Troopers and Sailor Moons that have become the symbol of comic cons in America.
This graphic novel is an ode to the defining element of fandom. It celebrates both the culture’s theatricality and D.I.Y. beauty―as well as its often-awkward conflation of fantasy with reality―in seven interconnected short stories about two young women. Cosplayers is an affectionate, funny book about how fandom can be much more inclusive and humanistic than the stories and characters it's built upon.
Author/Artist: Dash Shaw
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Page Count: 116pp
Size: 5.75 x 8.5
Notes: hardcover, full color
Date of Publication: August 3, 2016